Please Note this performance will be hosted on Facebook Live Via the HF Facebook Page on Tuesday 30th June @ 7:45pm https://www.facebook.com/HarwichFestivaloftheArts
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Across the Pond and Back
This evening will be a concert of traditional tunes and step dancing, with the theme of crossing the pond to and from the British Isles and North America.
There will also be a chance to dance, with a virtual ceilidh dance or two – so grab a teddy or favourite broom and be ready to jump up and join in… Kerry will lead you through the moves or you can just sit back and enjoy the music with Chris!
Kerry Fletcher is a choreographer and traditional step dancer. She is Co Artistic Director of Folk Dance Remixed. She has been steeped in traditional dance and music from an early age. With Folk Dance Remixed she combines her love of the old and new, reinvigorating and reinventing traditional dance to be enjoyed by all. She’s particularly interested in creating performance and participatory dance with English folk dance at its heart, and in celebrating the riches of diversity in dance that this country enjoys.
Chris Walshaw plays English & French bagpipes, saxophone, flute and whistles. He currently plays in Climax Ceilidh Band, Meridian and Zephyrus: the English Bagpipe Orchestra. He has performed at festivals & clubs in Europe and across Britain including at venues as diverse as St Chartier Festival, France; Rudolstadt Tanz & Folk Fest, Germany; Stallet, Stockholm; St Martin-in-the Fields, Trafalgar Square, the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre; and Liverpool Cathedral.
With his various bands, he has made 13 CDs and his music occasionally appears on radio. He also appears as a bagpiper in the 2017 feature film Tulip Fever, set in 17th century Amsterdam.
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